A new season of work on Gadfly II (Mai Star II) begins for Simon Papendick

East Coast mobile boat repairer and restorer Simon Papendick is doing a lot of work on his Kent-built small cruiser Gadfly II, otherwise known as Mai-Star II, and he’s weblogging about it here and here. Long-standing readers wifll remember that he got her back to sailing condition a couple of years back, and researched her history … Continue reading A new season of work on Gadfly II (Mai Star II) begins for Simon Papendick

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The mystery of Gadfly II – Simon hears from the builder’s daughter

Gadfly II back on the water in August this year Simon Papendick has written to remind us that he’s still looking for information about the history of his gaff cutter named Gadfly II, and to bring us up to date with what he’s learned. For more on Simon’s Gadfly II project, click here. If anyone … Continue reading The mystery of Gadfly II – Simon hears from the builder’s daughter

Gadfly II is back on the water – but has anyone got any unwanted iron for ballast?

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Whitstable-built Blackwater sloop lookalike Gadfly II is afloat once again after a period of restoration, reports boat builder and repairer Simon Papendick. Here’s what he says about the East Coast gaff cutter’s progress: ‘It has been a hard over the last few months, but I have finally got Gadfly II back in the water. After … Continue reading Gadfly II is back on the water – but has anyone got any unwanted iron for ballast?